The Wexford Top 10
It’s a short week, the kids are on their holidays, the sun is shining and a double Bank Holiday weekend is almost upon us… so we have compiled The Wexford Top 10… So if you haven’t already planed your weekend check out the list below and start planning J …
1. Visit the John F. Kennedy Arboretum lovely walks, great trees, feed ducks by the pond and watch the fish dart about. Don’t forget the miniature railway. The playground has plenty of picnic tables, a cafe, a small maze, a great slide and a house grown out of hedging! Don’t for get to drop into the centre and look at the exhibitions. This is a good place to bring the bikes small legs will get around more easily!
2. Go to the beach! Anywhere along the coast in Wexford we have fantastic beaches. Long sandy beaches are great in winter and summer. Stony beaches are great for rock pooling and crabbing. Pick a different one to explore. Buckets and spades are optional but make sure you have some pocket room for shells and stones. And don’t forget the sunscreen!
3. Visit the Irish National Heritage Park in Ferrycarig is well laid out and good for all ages. The guided tours are interesting for older kids the younger ones just want to run on to see the next thing. Visual history with buildings that’s fun to explore. Plenty of places to picnic one of our favourites is passing the Viking boats on the way up to the Norman and round towers it has a great view!
4. The Hook Lighthouse is iconic and an excellent family destination. Combine a guided tour of the light house with exploring the rock pools. Baby changing facilities available and plenty of space for a picnic and don’t forget the Maritime Matters Festival from April 30 to May 2 – http://www.hookheritage.ie/maritime_matters_2011.html
5. Discover Pirates Cove in Courtown Harbour near Gorey. The crazy golf has an excellent pirate’s themed course. Along with the fun cave indoor play area, amusements, bowling, and internet cafe.
6. The Wexford Fowl Reserve at the North Slob, Ardcavan is a lovely place to visit, a small but perfect exhibition, great bird watching but no café and often has great family activities planned.
7. Bookshops in Wexford town just head straight for The Book Centre and enjoy!
8. Tintern Abbey Saltmills an impressive Cistercian Abbey containing a good museum, cafe and tranquil looping forest walks.
9. Arts Centre in Wexford Town has a small gallery space so it is perfect for kids. Also runs artist lead education programs, theatre events, art house cinema and sometimes gigs! Great Cafe there too!
10. The Dunbrody Famine Ship New Ross step off the Quays on to the 19th Century three masted sailing ship and back in time to the famine.